Viewsonic dual OS tablet to be available in India within 10 days

The price of a 10 inch WiFi 3G tablet is expected to be close to Rs 38,000 and it seems to be worth that much.

Viewsonic is set to launch two tablets including a 7 inch Android 2.2 tablet and a 10 inch Windows/Android dual OS WiFi 3G tablet in the Indian market within 10 days. The company also plans to launch six other tablets by the end of this year.

"We plan to have eight tablets in the Indian market. We are not playing the pricing game here. We are focused on better technology and quality," Ajay Sharma, country manger, Viewsonic, India, told 'The Mobile Indian'.

He added, "We plan to reach consumers with the right product that meets their personal as well as professional requirements."

Although these products were expected to be launched earlier, due to some reason they didn't ship to India. Now they are available and will be in stores within the next 10 days. Viewsonic has also tied-up with Reliance Retail to sell through Reliance Digital outlets.

The 10.1 inch tablet will feature the first dual boot OS aimed at professionals who also use tablets for personal use. The Windows 7 premium will ensure that the tablet is completely in sync with enterprise servers and security issues and Android 2.2 will serve the purpose of personal computing and mobility.

The tablet is based on an Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66 GHz processor, which is the latest version of Intel's Atom processor family, with integrated DDR3 2 GB RAM. The screen is a 10.1 inch capacitive touch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and LED backlight. Other features include up to 32 GB SSD storage capacity, a 1.3 megapixel webcam and full connectivity including a mini VGA port and MicroSD slot.

The WiFi of this tablet is capable of transferring data to the projector, which supports data streaming over WiFi so that you don't need wires to use the projector. It also has remote desktop support that allows the tablet to be connected to computers to access files.

Connectivity options are aplenty with 2 USB ports, a mini VGA port, a microSD slot, Bluetooth and 3G. The tablet weighs 907 grams and includes a 3200mAh battery which is good for 4 hours (a bit short, but then it is a powerful tablet).

The price is expected to be close to Rs 38,000, which is justified looking at the specifications of the tablet.

The other device will be an Android 2.2 based 7 inch tablet with specs similar to those of the Olivepad. It will have a 600 MHz processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G (through a dongle), a VGA camera at the front and 3 megapixel camera at the back. The battery is a 3240mAh unit, which is good for 4 hours of heavy use and 40 hours of standby. The tablet will carry a price tag of Rs 19,000.

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